Barbara A. McFarland, 83

Barbara McFarland

Barbara McFarland

PORTLAND — Barbara A. McFarland, 83, of Portland, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Barron Center.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1930, the daughter of Walter J. and Barbara E. (Ridge) Boyle. She graduated from Cathedral High School, class of 1946, and received her registered nurse degree from the Maine Eye and Ear Hospital Nursing School.

She married John M. McFarland II on Jan. 8, 1954, at St. Dominic’s Church.

She worked as a registered nurse at Maine Medical Center Out-Patient Clinic for 39 years, retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed knitting and ceramics in her spare time.

She was predeceased by her husband, who died May 18, 2008; a brother, Francis Boyle; and a sister Betty Mae Bennett.

She is survived by two sons, John M. McFarland III of Raymond and Michael S. McFarland of Casco; a daughter, Allison E. McFarland of Casco; and four grandchildren.

Visiting hours were from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited 9:45 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at

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